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Belgium beach plays host to Hollywood sand sculptures

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OSTEND, Belgium On a Belgium beach, an artist adds the final touches to an imposing sand sculpture of the Incredible Hulk and his bristling muscles ahead of the opening of the world's biggest festival of its kind.

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Sculptor Giacometti's Paris studio opening to public 20 Jun 2018

PARIS More than 50 years after his death, art lovers can see sculptor Alberto Giacometti's Parisian studio exactly as he left it, right down to half-finished sketches and his ashtray.

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Blood, sweat and accessories: artist recycles bodily fluids for fashion 20 Jun 2018

LONDON Struggling to make your fashion more personal? No sweat. A London fashion student can help you decorate your attire with crystal accessories formed from your bodily excretions. | Video

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Artist Christo floats tomb of barrels in London's Hyde Park 19 Jun 2018

LONDON A 20-metre (22-yard) high sculpture of an ancient Egyptian tomb, made from 7,506 red, white and mauve barrels, has taken temporary residence amid the aquatic wildlife on a lake in London's Hyde Park. | Video

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'Cloud Gate' sculptor Kapoor sues NRA over recruiting video 19 Jun 2018

The British sculptor Anish Kapoor sued the National Rifle Association of America on Tuesday, accusing it of using his "Cloud Gate" sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park in a recruiting video without permission.

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Australian supermarket giant says 'yes' to mass nude photograph 16 Jun 2018

SYDNEY More than 11,000 Australians who rushed for the chance to strip for American photographer Spencer Tunick will soon wear only smiles after a national supermarket chain changed its mind about allowing the shoot to go ahead on a suburban rooftop carpark.

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At world's biggest art fair, squeezed mid-market raises concerns 16 Jun 2018

BASEL, Switzerland In a year when many major galleries made record sales, conversations at the world's biggest art fair this week were not just about the eye-watering sums paid for top works, but also about how to ensure the viability of the market's lower end.

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Monet station masterpiece, Picasso portrait lead London art sale 15 Jun 2018

LONDON A portrait of one of Picasso's muses and a prized painting of a Paris train station by Claude Monet go under the hammer in London next week, leading a sale of impressionist and modern art works. | Video

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Frida Kahlo's once sealed personal belongings go on display in UK 13 Jun 2018

LONDON Frida Kahlo's eyebrow pencil, lipstick, clothes and prosthetic leg are among the Mexican artist's personal belongings going on show in London, the first time her possessions will be on display outside her home country.

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Kurt Cobain's personal items to go on show in Ireland 14 Jun 2018

LONDON An exhibition dedicated to late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain opens in Ireland next month, showcasing a selection of the grunge rock singer's belongings curated by his family. | Video